Course Description

Tablet Production for Operators and Supervisors

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Course ID 1428

In-Person Course

Who Should Attend?
This course is intended for personnel needing a quick, yet comprehensive, survey of tablet production. Those who have gained valuable information from this course include:

  • Senior Process Operators
  • Newly Promoted Supervisors
  • QA personnel
  • Warehouse Personnel
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialists

This course is not intended for higher level technical and senior managerial personnel, for whom other related courses are available.

Course Description
This course provides an orientation and understanding of bulk tablet production for process operators and first-line supervisors. The course begins with the basic aspects of tablet formulating and the unit operations necessary to produce production quantities. All aspects of granulating, compressing, coating, will be covered. The application of cGMP, as applied to tableting operations, will also be presented.

Important supporting operations such as tool and die maintenance, tablet inspection, proper materials weighing techniques and equipment automation will be presented.

The course includes two workshops and discussion periods between faculty and course participants. Problem-solving sessions are held on both an open and private basis.

Course Director
Fred A. Rowley; President and Chief Guest Lecturer, Solid Dosage Training, Inc.

Fred A. Rowley is an internationally recognized solid dosage expert and a pioneer in solid dosage training. He is also President and Chief Guest Lecturer for the highly respected Solid Dosage Training, Inc.

He has been Director, Manufacturing Technical Support, for Watson Laboratores, Plant Manager, Tablets and Capsules, Weider Nutrition International; Vice President, Operations, Arnet Pharmaceuticals, OROS Operations Manager, Alza Corporation and Bulk Solids Manager, Syntex FP, Puerto Rico.

He received his B.S. Biochemistry degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila and studied for the M.S. degree in engineering at California Coast University. He was nominated for a doctorate degree, honoris causa, in 2006.

Mr. Rowley has written many technical articles in the fields of tablet granulation, compressing, coating and printing and currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of both Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Tablets and Capsules magazines. He guest lectures at both the university and professional industry levels in the United States, Europe and India in all areas of solid dosage manufacturing.

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